Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
A centre for community cultural development as well as recreation for all ages, the Roundhouse features a black box Performance Centre, exhibition hall, woodworking, pottery and dance studios, full size gymnasium, café area, and various multi-purpose spaces. On top of stunning architecture and design, the community centre is proud to house Engine 374, which pulled the first passenger train to enter Vancouver on May 23, 1887.
See a schedule of drop-in classes offered at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.
View and register for recreation programs and lessons.
Engine 374, which pulled the first passenger train to enter Vancouver on May 23, 1887, is on display at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver. Learn more about this historic train and where you can see it.
The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre also includes the following facilities. We will provide more information about these facilities as we expand the information on this site.
- After school care
- Dance studio
- Pottery studio
- Woodworking studio
- Coffee/snack bar
- Free public WiFi
The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre is jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society (RCARS).
The mandate of the Roundhouse is twofold: to be a centre for community cultural development and a community source for recreational activities for all ages. We thrive on exploring issues, on taking risks, on being cutting edge. We strive to bring people together in new ways to explore what is important to them. Through stretching our boundaries and challenging our perceptions, we endeavour to build community and in our own way to make the world a better place. For more information and to get involved, visit the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society website.